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  • Jun 24, 2016
    blog

    Beat the ‘hog days’ of summer

    Take necessary steps to ensure your hogs will remain comfortable in this summer's heat, and reward you with continued performance....More
  • Jun 22, 2016
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    Pig farmers urged to prepare for new VFD rule now

    National Pork Producers Council chief veterinarian, Liz Wagstrom, sat down with National Hog Farmer staff to discuss the new Veterinary Feed Directive rule and the changes soon coming to the farm.  The new Veterinary Feed Directive and prescription changes for water-based antibiotics go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017 but the transition period is starting now....More
  • Jun 2, 2016
    press release

    Transitioning to antibiotic-free? Tighten up these five areas of pig production

    Is 2016 the year of antibiotic-free products? After a brief look at the supermarket shelves today, many may say yes. Antibiotic-free brands, such as Open Prairie Natural Pork, Applegate Natural & Organic Meats, Farm Promise Pork and Niman Ranch, are popping up in meat counters across the United States....More
  • May 25, 2016
    press release

    Ralco updates website

    Ralco announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website. The revamped website positions Ralco as a company that provides the agriculture and aquaculture industries with trusted solutions as well as offering users extensive information about Ralco’s people, purpose, science and technologies....More
  • May 13, 2016
    press release

    Nursery weight predicts finishing pig performance

    New research from Purina Animal Nutrition shows that every pound a pig gains at weaning can be correlated to nearly 2 pounds at the end of nursery and nearly 4 pounds at finishing. Challenges with feed consumption ranked high in results from a recent industry survey; 85% of pork producers saw early feed consumption as a challenge.[1] The impacts of this challenge reach far beyond the nursery....More
  • May 12, 2016
    press release

    Wheat survey helps maximize feed value

    New data from a survey of wheat samples from across Canada is helping to drive optimized feeding strategies for pigs and poultry. The survey was led by Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.) and the University of Manitoba in cooperation with farming operations and feed mills across four provinces....More
  • May 9, 2016
    press release

    BASF and Balchem to collaborate on new product introduction

    BASF and Balchem Corporation announce they are working together to bring next generation feed efficiency and health products to the North American swine industry. Backed by the extensive research capabilities of both companies, this relationship opens the door to a unique portfolio of products and technologies that improve feed hygiene, safety and overall animal performance. ...More
  • Apr 29, 2016
    press release

    Purina selects the RxExpress platform for VFD compliance

    Purina Animal Nutrition has selected the RxExpress software platform from New Planet Technologies as its tool to help meet feed documentation requirements of the Veterinary Feed Directive. This federal regulation mandates documentation of a veterinarian’s approval to feed or distribute feed additive antibiotics that are deemed medically important to production livestock. It goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017....More
  • Apr 26, 2016
    press release

    Hypor invests in new technology for swine genetic improvement

    Hypor is growing the number of pigs it tests by 25% with the addition of several Pig Performance feeding stations at its nucleus facility in Abernethy, Saskatchewan. The new Pig Performance feeding stations will be installed by June. “By increasing our feeding stations we’ll be able to collect more phenotypes and make faster genetic improvements for the whole swine industry,” says Hypor Director of Research and Development Abe Huisman....More
  • Apr 25, 2016
    press release

    Is mineral choice shortchanging swine producers on vitamins?

    Vitamins are one of the most expensive and essential additions in the swine nutritionist’s arsenal.  Added to feedstuffs at very low rates, the loss of these essential nutrients can be detrimental to pig health if they become damaged during feed manufacturing or storage.  New research demonstrates that the choice of mineral supplement is not only important in terms of mineral absorption, but equally can result in the destruction of vitamins in the feed. Influential factors on vitamin stability and efficacy...More
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